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Atacama Field Test 2016: Day 4 (Oct 18) Drilling Sites 1 & 2

We wake up to a foggy morning. Moisture coats the ground and seeps into the surface salt, forming the characteristic smooth white salt nodules in which microbial life known as halophiles can exist. The astrobiologists point out the green and … Continue »

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Atacama Field Test 2016: Day 3 (Oct 17) Driving to Salar Grande

The team left Antofagasta this morning in a convoy of 3 pickup trucks, one mini-bus and one truck loaded to the top with our gear. The drive took us north along the coast and through Tocopilla into the first (northern) … Continue »

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